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  • Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet

    Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet
    The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library. Within hours, though, many...
  • Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants

    Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants
    While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
  • Shutdown cabal forces nation to the brink

     Shutdown cabal forces nation to the brink
    I get it. A handful of reactionary billionaires and former Republican government officials of dubious ethical repute don't like a law, so they decide to shut down the government until that law (passed by both houses of Congress, signed by the...
  • Federal retiree blames Tea Party for shutdown [Letter]

    Editor: This Federal government shutdown is the latest antic by the Tea Party Republicans to achieve by sheer force what they did not achieve in the most recent national elections and cannot achieve by attempting to extort concessions not only from...
  • The U.S. Government is us [Editorial]

    The U.S. Government is us [Editorial]
    The federal government sort of closed for business this week, a shameful display that unfortunately is neither unprecedented nor out of character. It's worth stressing the sort-of aspect of the shutdown because the U.S. Armed Forces remain on guard, the...
  • Obama should swallow his pride, negotiate with House GOP

     Obama should swallow his pride, negotiate with House GOP
    The Sun continues the steady stream of Democratic Party talking points by repeatedly asserting that the current government shutdown is entirely the fault of extreme Republicans bent on creating chaos ("Fund government, then negotiate," Oct. 7). One of...
  • Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal

    Yes, Republicans, a default would be a really big deal
    The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any...
  • Protesting furloughed employee from Laurel passes the torch

    Protesting furloughed employee from Laurel passes the torch
    When Laurel resident Clayton Cooper Jr. found out he would be furloughed as part of the federal government shutdown, he decided he wouldn't spend his new-found free time at home. "I can't go to work, I'm not going to stay at home, so I'm packing up...
  • A day to honor veterans [Editorial]

    A few weeks back, when Congress came to an agreement on budgetary issues as the national government inched ever closer to the prospect of a large scale default for the first time since the Articles of Confederation government, the deal was characterized...
  • Fight to keep the Common Core from being implemented in schools

    Fight to keep the Common Core from being implemented in schools
    Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of...
  • What you need to know about the debt ceiling

    What you need to know about the debt ceiling
    Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
  • Continued U.S. government embargo of Cuba is 'eyesore' [Letter]

    For the 22nd consecutive year, on Oct. 29, 2013, the U.S. government was again put to shame at the U.N. General Assembly where 188 countries voted to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The only two countries that supported the U.S. embargo are the U.S. and...